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Apple to Start Mass Production of HomePod Mini 2, AirPods Max 2, Low-Cost AirPods in 2H24 [Kuo]

Apple to Start Mass Production of HomePod Mini 2, AirPods Max 2, Low-Cost AirPods in 2H24 [Kuo]

Posted February 3, 2023 at 3:13pm by iClarified
Apple is preparing to start mass production of a new HomePod mini 2, AirPods Max 2, and low-cost AirPods in the second half of 2024 at the earliest, according to a new report from TF International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

I predict Apple's next important acoustic product refresh time is will be in 2H24-1H25. The following new products will likely start mass production in 2H24 at the earliest.
1. HomePod mini 2.
2. AirPods Max 2.
3. AirPods low-cost version.


Kuo also notes that Apple supplier Goertek has resolved AirPods Pro 2 production quality issues and is getting ready to resume manufacturing of the new earbuds. Goertek's production of AirPods 2 and AirPods 3 was not affected and the company has landed NPI and and assembly orders for HomePods mini 2.


Apple just released its second generation HomePod today so it's not surprising a HomePod mini 2 is under development. While we've seen updates to AirPods and AirPods Pro, Apple has yet to make any changes to its AirPods Max over-ear headphones which debuted back in 2020.

Here's the current pricing for Apple's acoustic lineup:
HomePod 2 - $299
HomePod mini - $99
AirPods Max - $479 ($70 off)
AirPods Pro 2 - $239 ($10 off)
AirPods 3 - $169
AirPods 2 - $99 ($30 off)

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Apple to Start Mass Production of HomePod Mini 2, AirPods Max 2, Low-Cost AirPods in 2H24 [Kuo]


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